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    J C Higgins?

    Was looking for help on what year this may be?
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    On appearances, late 1950's, early 1960's.
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    I remember reading these started appearing to appear in the 50's to try to compete with Schwinn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruising82 View Post
    I remember reading these started appearing to appear in the 50's to try to compete with Schwinn.
    the owner at the bike shop I went to was guessing about 53. is there any way to really know?

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    M = 1956, 502 = Sears, Probably Murry Built.

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    Picked this up the other day from a friend that was going to throw it out for bulk trash, not sure on the year but it is a Murray built Higgins. It is rusty but nothing my sandblast cabinet can't take care of, I found the chainguard decal for it and am thinking a set of modern alloy coaster brake wheels I have.

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    J.C. Higgins was an entire Sears lineup of products, from bicycles (which replaced the Elgin brand postwar) to sporting goods.

    The bicycles are probably the best-remedbered part of the product line.

    Some are Murray and I think some are likely H.P. Snyder built (Hawthorne, Rollfast, Hiawatha and others). AMF also made many store brands with a frame like that. The best indicators are probably the fork crown and the chainring, as the crankset may not be stock due to breakage but the chainring tends to be carried on.

    My old Western Flyer said M.O.M on the headbadge which I have always figured to mean Murray Ohio Mfg. In fact, Murray did build bike for Western Auto, Sears and JC Penney, among others/

    Yes, thecabe.com is a fine place to find out about older bikes and I am a member. Scott McCaskey has a great site.

    And NO, not necessarily to compete with Schwinn. SCHWINN didn't even invent that cantilevered middleweight frame design as far as I can tell...ROLLFAST had one at about the same time to the best of my knowledge.

    Wikipedia has a pretty good entry on Murray...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murray_(bicycles)
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    That looks like a very cool project.
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